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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Brigitte Bardot Fined For Anti-Muslim Remarks

A French court has convicted actress Brigitte Bardot of inciting racial hatred for a comment she sent to President Nicolas Sarkozy about Muslims in France. In her letter to the President, who was not yet elected to office, she said that she was "tired of being led by the nose by this population that is destroying us, destroying our country by imposing its acts." She was objecting to the Muslim practice of killing sheep during the festival of Aid el-Kebir. The court fined Ms. Bardot over $20,000. Read more here.

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